FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- The sport of badminton dates back to the mid-19th century. It became a Summer Olympic sport back in 1992.
Much like tennis, it involves using a racquet, but instead of hitting a ball, you hit what's called a shuttlecock, or "birdie".
It's a popular game to play during spring and summer, at a picnic or just in your backyard.
Also like tennis, you can play singles or doubles, hitting the birdie over a net that stands five foot tall.
Sounds simple, right? Well I took a "Field Trip" to the New York City Badminton Center in Flushing, where I found out that was anything but the case.
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